Looking back on last week, I feel like I was visiting my own personal Disney World – Tet8p World.
Izzy’s visit was so much more than I imagined it. Yes, the TV publicity was TOTALLY AWESOME, but what I will remember the most was a sense of belonging and understanding.
When Josephine was having a meltdown one afternoon (one of many, by the way), Lori came upstairs and said, very simply, “Ah, yes, I remember those days.” And each girl’s meltdown led to the other girl’s meltdown. A cacophony of cries in various patterns and pitches and all I could do was smile and laugh. Not laughing at the sadness of the girls, but at the similarity of it all at the same time. It was like J-Bean and Izzy were talking in their own language and got each other – it would be nice to have a lesson in their language – would definitely help us out a bit more.
I know we will see each other again and the girls will be in different places developmentally. And it’s my hope they will pick up right where they left off last week – ready to throw science and medicine to the wind and do what they do best – AMAZE and AWE everyone they put under their spell.